• Bike Camp 2015
  • Count Me In!
  • Involved in Our Community
  • Everyone in Education
  • People First is a self-advocacy group
  • Get Involved. Volunteer
  • Project Lifesaver
  • Arc of Midland 5K
  • Gus Macker Tournament
  • People First Halloween Dance


Gus Macker 2015 Information
Midland Michigan became the most successful “rookie” Macker in over 10 years in 2014 with over 254 teams participating. The town of Midland rolled out the red carpet to rave reviews from the over 1,000 players and 8,000 spectators.
We are planning to have an even bigger and better Macker for 2015! The courts will be laid out down Main Street surrounded by great retail shopping and restaurants. Midland has been recognized repeatedly at the national level for its high quality of life. While here, take advantage of our Farmers Market, visit the Santa House, the East End complex for dining options and a walk along the river in Founder’s Park.  Enjoy the free “splash park” just steps from the courts. Rent a bike to ride the 30 mile asphalt Pere Marquette trail or go canoeing/Kayaking on the Tittabawassee River. Visit Dow Gardens, a beautiful 110 acre botanical garden with walking trails; visit the Midland Mall shopping area with leading retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Target, JC Penney, Younkers, Dunham’s and Sears. There are many other activities and sights to experience between the basketball action.
All courts will have licensed officials again this year. Some of the special events that are planned include free basketball clinics (sponsored by Midland Basketball Academy), a three point contest, music concert Saturday evening, and the ever popular slam dunk contest. In conjunction with the “Dream Court” we will have a “Unified Division” that will combine individuals with disabilities and those without to compete against each other. Proceeds from the Midland Macker benefit the ARC of Midland, The Arc of Midland is a nonprofit organization which promotes the general welfare of people with developmental disabilities and increases their presence, participation and inclusion in the community. Put 220 West Main Street, Midland, MI in your GPS and come join the Fun!
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Our Mission

The Arc of Midland is a nonprofit organization which promotes the general welfare of people with developmental disabilities and increases their presence, participation and inclusion in the community.


Statement of Values

Community Building

The Arc helps to build a community that values and includes all citizens.


We respect all individuals, including people with diverse cultures, history, and beliefs.


We advocate for all citizens to be welcomed and included in community life.


Inclusion is the way to foster relationships that will allow all citizens to be safe, respected community members.


We trust families, people who work in systems, and the community to do what they say they will do.


We encourage creativity and diverse thinking.

Our Programs and activities are strongly supportive of the goals of the United Way of Midland County

The United Way of Midland County focuses its resources on four key areas of impact in our community-strengthening families, increasing self-sufficiency, nurturing children and youth and promoting health. Working with 25 agency partners, we support local results-oriented “safety net” programs focused on meeting basic human needs programs for those most vulnerable in our community.

Strengthening Families

Through the work of local agencies, families are given the opportunity to establish and improve healthy relationships through tailored programs and activities offered in our community.

Increasing Self-Sufficiency

Those in our community with disabilities or who find themselves in difficult or threatening situations are offered programs and services to help get them back on their feet.

Nurturing Children & Youth

Local agencies offer creative ways to provide healthy recreational and educational activities for today’s youth, while exposing them to positive and influential role models.

Promoting Health

Programs and services offered through our local agencies that promote healthy and safe living as well as support those coping with illness or addiction.